• Fashion Management programmes: Postgraduate, MSc & Executive MBA
  • Located in the heart of Paris
  • At the crossroads of management and design
  • Fashion Design programme (Garment, Accessory, Image)
  • Entrepreneurship programmes
  • Summer School programmes
  • Executive Education

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The premier fashion design & management institution in France, conjugating creativity & business reality with strong industry ties

Vital statistics

  • 1986 Established
  • Private Type
  • 51 - 200 Number of employees
  • 36 Quai d'Austerlitz
    Paris, France

Key people

  • Sylvie Ebel Executive Director
  • Dominique Jacomet Dean
  • Pierre Bergé President

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

IFM Paris is a non-profit state-recognised school founded in 1986 by Pierre Bergé and professionals from the fashion industry, and supported by the French Ministry of Industry.

It offers postgraduate academic programs and executive education in either fashion management or fashion design. This particular blend of creativity and business acumen are at the heart of all of IFM’s programmes: Fashion Design Postgraduate Programme, Postgraduate Programme in Fashion Management, MSc in International Luxury Management, Global Fashion Management Executive MBA, IFM Start and Summer School programmes.

Paris, place of business and culture, is fully part of IFM students’ experience. During the course of the programme they are a stone’s throw away from all the companies which count in the fashion and luxury industry.

Highly selective and acknowledged as one of France’s top Grandes Ecoles by recruiters, IFM has deeply-rooted ties with the fashion and luxury industry to ensure that students embrace successful and fulfilling careers.

Its circle of corporate sponsors includes world-recognised brands such as Chanel, Hermès, Saint Laurent, Christian Dior Couture, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton or L’Oréal. This support allows IFM to offer an incomparable scholarship scheme for its students.

IFM’s 2,000 alumni include designers such as Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski (Hermès), Guillaume Henry (Nina Ricci), Pablo Coppola (Bally), Tuomas Merikoski (Aalto)… Other alumni hold roles in areas such as product development, purchasing, operations, retail, consulting, wholesale and buying management, digital, brand image and identity, visual merchandising, etc.

IFM seeks talent all over the world, aiming to educate the creative minds and business leaders of tomorrow.

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